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Dec 27, 2019

Myths and legends of old speak of a golden fleece that was shorn from a mighty ram belonging to the gods. This fleece became a symbol of power and kingship. In the possession of legends, it became a legend itself.

But this story is not about the famous fleece of the ancient world. It is about another fleece, not as...

Dec 20, 2019

“Who is he?”

Father chuckled, but I knew I must say something, for Ida had asked the question in earnest.

“He isn’t anybody,” I said. “He’s just a snowman.”


After making a snowman together, a father tells his children the story about the origins and customs of making snowmen, a story that warns of the...

Dec 13, 2019

I was once a wanderer, but I truly am a guard now. This is the tale of how and when my watch began. For I have set myself the task of watching over a child, my sister’s child, a strange child. My hope is that hers will be a good strangeness.


A little girl asks her aunt for a peculiar gift: the soul of a fairy.  But...

Dec 6, 2019

We think of them as separate.  We learn of their natures when we are but small children.  Fire burns.  Water flows.  Earth turns.  Air blows.

But as we grow older, we learn that the natures of the great elements are not so separate.


The great Elementals—Fire Air, Water, and Earth—weary of their own natures, wonder...

Nov 29, 2019

The bear bore down on a wide-eyed little girl who swept a cloak of feathers over her shoulder and seemed to vanish.  She didn’t really vanish.  The little girl, whose named was Turtle, had transformed into a little blue bird that darted out from under the massive girth of the lunging beast.  She swooped around and...